from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To burn up; consume with fire.
- To burst into flame; take fire, either literally or figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to start burning
- v. start to burn or burst into flames
From cōnflāgrāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Latin cōnflāgrō ("I am consumed by fire”, “I set aflame"). (Wiktionary)